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NFC Gets Google Endorsement, Looks to Disrupt

April 1, 2011 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google announced yesterday that it has joined the NFC Forum, an organization committed to tackling standards and technological hurdles associated with near field communications (NFC).

Google Launches In-App Billing for Android

March 30, 2011 8:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Google has launched in-app billing for Android apps, company executive Eric Chu announced in a blog post yesterday.

Google Serves Up Mobile Location Data at SXSW

March 14, 2011 7:56 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google's vice president of location and local services, Marissa Mayer, decided to reveal some interesting numbers surrounding Google's Mobile maps in a Day One talk.


Google Announces One Pass Subscription Service

February 17, 2011 7:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google wasted no time responding to Apple's controversial new subscription service.

WSJ: Apple, Google Eyeing Nortel Patents

February 4, 2011 7:02 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Apple and Google are among the potential bidders for Nortel's patent portfolio, according to unnamed sources cited in a Wall Street Journal report.

Google Talks Android, Honeycomb

February 3, 2011 7:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google yesterday took time at a developer event to delve a little deeper into a couple of announcements it made at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including a detailed look at the company's tablet-optimized 3.0 version of Android (Honeycomb).

Second Screen Key to TV Engagement

February 1, 2011 7:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Regardless of whether anyone understands what Google TV actually is, most will agree that it's an attempt to merge the Internet with your home television.

Google Announces Porting for Google Voice Users

January 26, 2011 6:58 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google yesterday announced that Google Voice customers can now port their mobile number to the service, but there are a few catches.


Google Awards $100 Million to Eric Schmidt

January 24, 2011 6:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Google says it has awarded $100 million worth of equity to outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt.

Google: 'Adult Supervision' No Longer Needed

January 21, 2011 6:52 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

What drew the most headlines yesterday was something outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt summed up in a tweet: "Day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!"

Page To Take Over as Google’s New CEO

January 20, 2011 12:00 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Eric Schmidt is out and Larry Page is in as Google's CEO, but Schmidt isn't completely out of the picture...

Google Sugarplums

December 17, 2010 11:48 am | Blogs | Comments

As long as we're making predictions, why not think big?

Google Activating 300,000 Android Devices per Day

December 9, 2010 7:17 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

It appears fragmentation problems haven't slowed adoption of the Android platform.


Google Chrome OS Geared for Mobile

December 8, 2010 7:16 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google yesterday took the wraps off its new Chrome operating system, which turns out to be as focused on the mobile world and cloud as anything.

Microsoft VP: iPhone, Android Offered Mobile Cues

December 8, 2010 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Microsoft executive says the company has tried to take advantage of the fact that it's playing catch up.

Rubin Flashes Moto Tablet, Talks Honeycomb

December 7, 2010 7:24 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Andy Rubin played a little game of show and tell at yesterday's D: Dive into Mobile conference, which is put on by The Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital blog.

Google, Samsung Announce Nexus S

December 6, 2010 7:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google and Samsung today unveiled the Nexus S, which is the first smartphone to come running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)...

Apple Approves Google Voice App

November 17, 2010 7:08 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Remember awhile back when the best daytime drama in the wireless industry was Apple's rejection of the Google Voice app?

Google Working on Phone with Built-in Payment Tool

November 16, 2010 7:26 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is taking another stab at designing a game-changing mobile phone, this time by including a built-in payment system...

Google: $1B from Mobile and Counting

October 15, 2010 10:23 am | by News/2010/10/Google-1B-Mobile-Counting-Business | News | Comments

Maybe it was an early Halloween treat. Regardless, Google executives yesterday gave out some rare tidbits during their third quarter conference call, saying people who are accessing Google products and services through their mobile phones are adding $1 billion annually

Google Adds Extra Security Step to E-mail, Apps

September 21, 2010 8:14 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google Inc. is making it tougher for computer hackers and other imposters to break into e-mail accounts and other password-protected services.

Skyhook Sues Google Over Patents, Motorola Contract

September 16, 2010 8:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Skyhook is suing Google over its patents on location technology and alleged interference with two major contracts...

Google, Adobe OK with Apple's New Terms

September 10, 2010 8:07 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Google and Adobe Systems had nice things to say about Apple's new terms for developers after the iOS creator lifted restrictions...

Google, Skype Targeted in India Security Crackdown

September 2, 2010 8:19 am | by Erika Kinetz, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

India has widened its security crackdown, asking all companies that provide encrypted communications — not just BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion — to install servers in the country to make it easier for the government to obtain users' data.

Paul Allen Sues Major Tech Co's, Including Google

August 30, 2010 7:49 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen is suing nearly a dozen major companies, including tech giants Google Inc. and Apple Inc.

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